The Be Project: Empowering Youth to be part of the solution to end relationship violence

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SEXTING

What is sexting?

Sending or forwarding nude, sexually suggestive or explicit pictures; OR
Sending or forwarding sexually suggestive messages using a cell phone or online


Why do youth engage in sexting?

Of those teens who say they’ve sent images or suggestive message, the majority of them sent the content to a boyfriend or girlfriend

 

Why do teens and young adults send or post sexually suggestive content?

  • 51% of teen girls say pressure from a guy
  • Only 18% of teen boys cited pressure from a girl
  • 23% of teen girls and 24% of teen boys say pressure from friends

 

Web Resources:

www.familyplacebeproject.org 

www.commonsensemedia.org
www.fosi.org
www.stopcyberbullying.org
www.cyberbullying.us

 

24-hour Hotlines:

The Family Place 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 214-941-1991
Texas Youth Hotline: 1-888-210-2278
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE
Teen CONTACT Help Line: 972-233-TEEN
The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR